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Texas deputy accused of child rape dies in apparent suicide

Aug. 21, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas sheriff's deputy who was jailed on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl and threatened her mother with deportation has died from an apparent suicide. The Bexar (bayr) County sheriff's office says 47-year-old Jose Nunez died Monday at the jail in nearby...

Minnesota man charged with aiding wife's suicide

Aug. 20, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man was charged Monday with aiding the suicide of his wife, who was reportedly suffering from unexplained pain that could not be relieved with medication. Thomas Houck, 61, of Eden Prairie called 911 last Thursday to report that he woke up in the middle of the night...

Police say Chicago teen killed himself; family denies he did

Aug. 19, 2018 10:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say a Chicago teenager killed himself after being chased by police, but his family thinks the officers shot him and they're calling for an independent investigation. The Chicago Tribune reports that police say 15-year-old Steve Rosenthal fled Friday when officers who allegedly...

Philly City Hall staffer shot by husband in murder-suicide

Aug. 17, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a longtime Philadelphia City Hall staffer was shot and killed by her husband, who then fatally shot himself. A baby sitter and the couple's twin 4-year-old girls fled the house. Homicide Capt. John Ryan says police found Linda Rios-Neuby, head of human resources for City...

Police: Man abducts estranged wife, kills self after chase

Aug. 17, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Police say a man abducted his estranged wife in Delaware, then killed himself after a chase in West Virginia. Delaware State police say troopers tried to check on a 28-year-old woman Thursday after her boyfriend reported a call for help. He believed her estranged husband, 26-year-old...

Authorities release ID of woman found dead in car trunk

Aug. 14, 2018 7:40 AM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of the woman found dead in the trunk of a car pulled over in Maine last week. The Worcester district attorney on Monday identified 28-year-old Maddilyn Burgess, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as the victim of what authorities describe as a...

Driver stopped by police kills self; woman's body in trunk

Aug. 10, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Investigators believe a woman was killed in Massachusetts before being placed in a car trunk and driven to Maine, where the driver killed himself during a traffic stop. The motorist who took his life was identified Friday as Gyrth Rutan, 34, of Sturbridge, Massachusetts, said Steve...

Ex-Wisconsin official: Ousting drove him to brink of suicide

Aug. 10, 2018 3:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former Wisconsin prisons director accuses Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel of driving him to the edge of suicide in a new book released Friday, extending a long-running feud between him, Walker's office and the state Department of Justice. Former Department of...

Police: Maryland sergeant charged in drug theft kills self

Aug. 9, 2018 10:38 PM EDT

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Maryland say a Hagerstown police sergeant set to appear in court next week on charges of drug theft has killed himself. Hagerstown Police Chief Paul Kifer confirmed the self-inflicted death of 45-year-old Sgt. Christopher Barnett to The Herald-Mail on Thursday. Kifer...

Man shoots, kills self before officers find body in trunk

Aug. 9, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

GARDINER, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say they've found a body in the car of a man who shot and killed himself during a traffic stop. The Kennebec (KEH'-nuh-bek) Journal reports state police stopped a vehicle Thursday afternoon in Gardiner. Police say the driver got out of the vehicle and shot himself....